I’m not voting, and I’m ashamed I once did

I once voted, and deeply regret it

I once voted, and deeply regret it

I took the above picture of my hand 5 years ago on May 25th, 2010, after I came back home from voting during the elections in Suriname. I cringe every time I see it. Voting on that day will go down as one of the worst mistakes I ever made in my life. I’m deeply ashamed of it, and even more ashamed of the above image.

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Code-19

When I published my post about the Cycle of Life a few days ago, I noticed that the date was May 15th, 2015 on the clock on my computer. I thought to myself that that was an interesting date to be publishing such a post, seeing as how I discussed the significance of numbers and the mathematical principles that underlie our universe in that post.

The date 5-15-2015 eventually adds up to 1 in numerology (5+1+5+2+0+1+5=19 and 1+9=10 and 1+0=1). And like I discussed in my post, mathematically the number 1 is the beginning and the end of the cycle of life in our physical 3D reality (see the explanation of the VBM diagram there). So it’s an interesting coincidence that I posted an article about the Cycle of Life on a date that, not only looks interesting, but also eventually adds up to the number where the cycle of life begins and ends!

But even more interesting is that the following day, my dad called me up at night telling me he was reading my post, and asked if I knew about the number 19 and the Quran. He explained that the number 19 is a special number in the Quran (Quran code), and that it is encoded in various ways throughout the book, including the number of times the name of god is mentioned. From Wikipedia:

In 1968, Egyptian biochemist Rashad Khalifa claimed he had discovered an intricate mathematical pattern when he placed the original Arabic text of the Quran into a computer. The intricate pattern was found to be divisible by a common denominator of the number 19, hence “code-19″ is sometimes used to popularly describe Khalifa’s work or the community of Qur’an alone Muslims who go by the name of the Submitters.

The foundation of the code is the Quran’s first verse, “In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful” (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم ) known as Bismillah ArRahman ArRahim, which consists of 19 Arabic letters. Its constituent words occur in the Quran consistently in multiples of 19.

The Quran’s 19 code, however, is not limited to the first verse only. Historically, the first chapter ever revealed to Muhammed was chapter 96, The Embryo. This chapter contains 19 verses. The first portion revealed consisted of what is now the first 5 verses. These include 19 words which comprise 76 letters (19×4). The whole chapter contains 304 letters, or 19×16.

Notice how code-19 is connected to the first verse in the Quran, and the first chapter revealed to the prophet Muhammed. As explained above, the number 19 eventually adds up to the number 1, which stands for the beginning and the end of the Cycle of Life — just like god being “the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end” (Revelation 1:8) in the bible.

I didn’t know about code-19 before my dad mentioned it to me on the phone, so I told him so. And during our conversation on the phone, I had actually forgotten about the publishing date of my post. It wasn’t until some time after the phone call, that I suddenly remembered that the date that I published my post on also added up to 19 (5+1+5+2+0+1+5=19).

It’s a strange coincidence that my dad would call me up to tell me about the significance of the number 19, seeing as how my post about the significance of numbers in our reality and in religion, was published on a date adding up to 19 as well. It’s even stranger when you consider what I explained above about the number 19 eventually adding up to the number 1, and that I published my post about the Cycle of Life on a date that eventually adds up to the number 1 where the cycle begins and ends.

Could this be a wink of approval from the universe? Such “coincidences” happen very frequently in my life. There are even more interesting ones, and I’ll be writing about them as well in the future.

The Cycle of Life

The fundamental energy that’s responsible for all life in the universe, including the universe itself, is consciousness. Consciousness is what animates everything in the universe down to even the smallest particle. Analogous to our computer technology, if we see the matter in our universe as the hardware, then consciousness is the software that drives the hardware. But in the case of consciousness the relationship goes much deeper than that — the software actually also creates the hardware. A better analogy would therefore be a computer simulation — for example, a videogame set in a virtual 3D world — where the software not only creates the objects inside the virtual environment, but also drives the behavior of those objects. Every object, and indeed every particle, in the simulation has a piece of the software attached to it that drives its behavior, also known as artificial intelligence (AI).

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Dropbox moves to Ireland to avoid taxes

I got the below email from Dropbox today explaining that they’re going to start providing their services to international customers via Ireland starting on June 1st 2015. The reasons given are to “better serve you and the growing number of Dropbox users around the world.” Of course, we know better.

Dropbox Tax Avoidance

Dropbox Tax Avoidance

If you look past the BULLSHIT reasons given in their email for this move to Ireland, and do some research into why Ireland appears to be so popular among these big corporations, you’ll quickly find that it’s for reasons having to do with tax avoidance. I had blogged about this before and in that post I had used an example of Facebook; Facebook too has been offering their advertising services via Ireland for years now.

I’m not against tax avoidance, because I know the whole world is currently being enslaved by the criminal Zionist central bankers and their monetary system based on usury of which income taxation is a part. It’s the same evil system Adolf Hitler and Muammar al-Qaddafi fought against in the past, trying to free their people from debt-slavery. Somehow you have to try to defend yourself and minimize the damage done to you.

However, I would have hoped that the founders and CEOs of these corporations would grow some balls and finally stand up against — or at the very least speak out openly about — this system of slavery via taxation, instead of citing bullshit reasons for why they are fleeing to other countries.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

We can’t run from our problems forever. So Dropbox et al, how about telling your users exactly why you’re moving to Ireland and educating them about the reality of this system of enslavement we’re currently living in, instead of remaining cowards and fucking hypocrites? If you do that, I’m sure things will start improving rapidly for all of us.

Why ancient symbols are demonized

Throughout history important knowledge has very often been kept secret by groups of people who wanted to keep the masses ignorant and docile, so that they could easily be controlled, manipulated and enslaved. In the cases where this knowledge couldn’t be repressed, the information was either manipulated so that it lost its true meaning, or was demonized (portrayed as wicked and threatening) and often made illegal so that the people would fear it and automatically stay away from it.

This is the case with many of the very ancient symbols such as the All Seeing Eye. Like I discussed in the past, a lot of knowledge is compressed and encoded in these simple symbolic visual representations — important knowledge concerning the fundamental nature of the reality we live in. Knowing their true meaning unleashes true power for the individual, who then cannot be enslaved anymore.

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Why I’m always right

The title of this post is sure to piss some people off or make them think I’m arrogant, and possibly even both. But before you prematurely jump to any conclusions, keep reading, because I’m going to tell you how you, too, can always be right.

In the past, people have often remarked that I always think I’m right or that I always want to be right during discussions (probably because I don’t easily give up). And it’s true that most of the time I stand very firmly and confidently behind my views on a particular subject. This is often misunderstood by people as me “just wanting to be right” or even me being “arrogant.” But the fact of the matter is that I don’t even care about being right as much as I care about staying close to the truth.

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Why I like sharing knowledge

When I was a teenager and got interested in learning how to write computer programs, I didn’t have access to a lot of information on the subject. There was a local library in the district of Nickerie where I lived, but the books on computers and Information Technology were very old. Much of the information in those books was still useful, but I couldn’t find any books on the more modern programming languages that I wanted to learn. On top of that, the people who did have those books often liked to keep them for themselves and didn’t like to share any of their knowledge.

Fortunately I had a group of close friends that did like to share knowledge but resources were still very limited. Mostly I had to rely on the very limited information provided by online help systems that came with the compilers, in those cases where I actually had a complete copy of the software (yes, even that was a problem quite often).

In the beginning it was difficult for me to understand why people liked to keep their knowledge to themselves and were very secretive. I was very eager to learn, and thought that everyone would recognize how that was a very positive thing, and that they would gladly share any information they had that would help me to learn. But what I found on the contrary, is that they limited access to certain information and didn’t like to share. For example, sometimes there would be instances where I’d see someone do something really cool on the computer, and I’d ask how he did that, and would get the typical answer of “oh, I can’t tell you that” followed by a smile.

Those kinds of experiences are an important reason for why I like to share knowledge. I know what it’s like to want to learn something but not being able to have access to any information. I also know how limiting a lack of access to information can be, and how difficult such circumstances are. I also know how the sharing of knowledge can help other people to grow, and will ultimately benefit all of us. That’s why I love the Internet, and think it’s the best thing that ever happened to humankind. Children who are growing up today and have access to the Internet have such a huge advantage; they’re growing up in such a wealth of knowledge. Sometimes I wonder how much more I could have achieved and how much quicker I could have learned if I had access to the Internet when I was growing up. I’m very sure that I would have achieved a lot more a lot faster.

And it’s a bit surprising and sad at the same time that even today there are still people who like to hoard knowledge. One of the reasons why I know this, is because people approach me all the time with all kinds of questions about things that I am good at (be it photography, programming or design etc.), and quite often are surprised by how quickly and freely I like to share any knowledge and insights that I have with them. They then mention to me that they’re not used to that and that others are not like this. It’s often the case that they want to know how to do something specific, or how I achieved a specific result etc., and I’m always happy to help. If I’m very busy and their request requires a long and complicated answer, at the very least I’ll point out where they can find the exact information they’re looking for. These days detailed information and tutorials are available on the Internet for almost anything, so it’s always more efficient to point people at those sources. It also teaches and shows them where they can find the information themselves so that they don’t have to rely on me anymore. Teaching people how to look for and find the information they need is a lot more useful than simply giving the information to them; it helps to make them independent.

Knowledge should be freely and openly available to everyone. It will only accelerate our development and the improvements we can make to our lives and societies. It’s sad that in certain cases, due to the fact that we live in a monetary based society, people aren’t always able to share knowledge as freely as they would otherwise be willing to do. We see that even when it concerns the availability of knowledge, a monetary based society is one of the limiting factors for achieving abundance. In such societies people are often hesitant to share knowledge because they might be afraid of losing income due to losing the competitive advantage their knowledge gives them. At other times it can be for copyright reasons, patents, etc.

In any case, be assured that you can always feel absolutely free to approach me with any questions that you may have, and that I will be happy to share any information with you that might help you.

Ten years of blogging

Ten years ago on April 10th, 2005 I launched this blog and posted for the very first time. It began more as a personal homepage instead of a blog, because back then I didn’t yet have a separate website for my services, but in the last 7 years or so it served more as a blog.

Ten years is a long time, even though I haven’t always been very active. Looking at the archives it looks like I’ve had at least one post every month. Right now I have 351 published posts.

I had hoped to have launched a completely new design for my blog and website by now but haven’t really been able to do a lot of work on that. Among other things, the work I do for my clients comes first. I started working on a new design in early 2014, but had to spend most of my time on other projects not long after that. I’ve since picked up working on the new design again, but in the mean time I decided to make some minor changes to the current design so I can keep using it a little longer. By doing this I can also start preparing the existing content for the changes in the new design.

One of the things that had high priority for me was automating the footnotes in my posts. I used to create and add links to footnotes manually and that took a lot of time. Now I can use custom tags that get processed when a post is loaded and the footnotes are numbered, formatted and arranged automatically. Yes, I know that there are some WordPress plugins that can be used for this, but none of them worked the way I wanted. So I wrote my own functionality as part of my custom theme for this blog (see it in action here).

I’ve also added the ability to add additional notes to my published posts, mostly for reference/background/supporting information related to my personal research. An example can be seen at the end of this post.

Also new on my blog are special kinds of posts called research notes. I’m slowly going to be bringing all my research notes online on various subjects (I used to keep much of this info in draft posts). Not only is it easier for me to manage them in this way (keeping it all in one place), but I can also start sharing this information with everyone while I’m still working on gathering information, instead of waiting until I have a complete article (which can often take a lot of time). I think this may also be very useful to other people on the Internet who are doing their own research or might be searching for the same information.

And for those who like saving and printing webpages, I’ve (finally) added a print style sheet. Just do a print preview in your browser and you’ll notice that it looks a lot better than it used to.

There’s still a lot of room for improvement (like making the blog mobile friendly), but most of that will have to wait for the new design.

In the mean time, I think I should probably take some time off today to reflect upon, and celebrate, the last ten years of blogging.

Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story NEVER Told

Much of what you’ve learned about Adolf Hitler isn’t true. For many years we’ve been deceived into believing a distorted — and often completely fabricated — version of reality. This is true for much of human history and also appears to be the case when it comes to information regarding Adolf Hitler.

In the last few days I’ve watched a 6.5 hour long documentary (consisting of 27 parts) on the life of Adolf Hitler and what really went on in Germany and the rest of the world during World War I and especially World War II. The documentary is titled “Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story NEVER Told” (IMDB) and is written and directed by Dennis Wise. It’s the 5th most popular German language documentary on IMDB at the time of this writing. It’s also already blocked on YouTube in a number of countries, among which Germany, Israel, France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. When you watch the documentary, you’ll understand why it’s blocked in those countries. The full documentary is on YouTube (embedded below, alternative YouTube link); if you can’t watch it there, try watching for free on the official website (where you can also order DVDs).

This documentary is an amazing piece of work and is a must-see for anyone who wants to live a life based on truth. Dennis Wise reportedly spent 3 years researching and working on this documentary, and it shows (there’s a long list of references at the end in the credits). If history lessons were presented as well as this documentary, I would have loved learning about history in school.

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The Importance of powerful Visuals in Communication

Visual communication is many times more powerful than verbal and written communication. People remember 10% of what they hear, 30% of what they read, and 80% of what they see and do. No footnote data (ID: 1) According to the book Brain Rules, “hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it; add a picture and you’ll remember 65%.”

It’s much easier to remember information that is visually presented because visuals have a direct route to long-term memory. This is evidenced by the fact that memory recall can be considerably improved by using visualization, for example by using the method of loci:

In basic terms, it is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualization to organize and recall information. A lot of memory contest champions claim to use this technique to recall faces, digits, and lists of words. […] In a simple method of doing this, contestants, using various strategies well before competing, commit to long-term memory a unique vivid image associated with each item. 

There are good reasons for why this is possible. The visual cortex of the brain in primates is heavily developed. Vision is our dominant sense; up to 30% of the brain’s cortex is dedicated to processing visual input either directly or indirectly, as compared with just 8% for hearing. No footnote data (ID: 2) In fact, research estimates that up to 85% of our perception, learning, cognition and activities are mediated through vision. No footnote data (ID: 3)

This means that the more the visuals used in communications are able to speak to someone, the better the message is communicated to them, and the more likely they are to remember it. This is why “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and why powerful visuals are very important in communications — especially advertising and marketing.

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